“I have an earnest desire to help my OASFCU members. After two decades as a member myself, my colleagues feel more like members of my family. In these particularly challenging times, where so many have been adversely affected and will be looking to the OASFCU for ways to mitigate the damage caused by a prolonged pandemic, I would like to be a part of the solution. OASFCU has been there for me, and now I want to pay it forward.”
My name is Lili M. Romero-DeSimone, and I have been working at the Organization of American States (OAS) for 22 years, in various management positions, which include Section Chief of the Department of Planning and Evaluation, Director of Procurement, Director of Institutional Development and Administrative Affairs for the IACHR, advisor to 4 SAF Secretaries, and now most recently as a staff attorney for the Department of Legal Cooperation. My volunteer service includes 9 years as a member of the OAS Medical Benefits Trust Fund Committee; one year as Alternate Representative of the Staff to the OAS Retirement and Pension Committee; and currently serving my 7th year on the Governance Committee of the OASFCU.
Outside of the OAS, I also served as a volunteer expert on the Management of Resources Board for the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, and chaired the Student Achievement Advisory Committee for 5 years in an effort to reduce the learning gap of minority students in the City of Alexandria Public School system.
I hold a BS, Marketing and Finance, cum laude from Boston College; I am a CLEO Fellow from the University of Mississippi, and obtained a Juris Doctor from University of Florida Law School, where I was also the human rights fellow for Winston P. Nagan, Amnesty USA Chair.